Can Birds Eat Popcorn?
Yes! Birds can eat popcorn. However, don’t use microwave popcorn. You need to use plain popcorn. Microwave has too much buttery flavour and salt that birds cannot properly digest. Plain, air popped popcorn is best for birds (and squirrels too).
How to Make a Popcorn Garland for Birds
1/3 cup corn kernels
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Keep the lid on the pot…leaving a little gap for the steam to escape. As it begins to pop, shake the pot. I wear oven mitts on my hands to make popcorn. When the popping slows down, turn the heat off and the last few remaining kernels will pop.
Take off the lid and ta da! A pot full of fluffy popcorn! Remember DO NOT ADD SALT OR BUTTER!
Now it’s time to make the garland. For the next step you’ll need your sewing supplies. We used a large needle – an embroidery needle works perfectly for kid hands.
When you get to the end of the string, simply tie a knot and the strand is done.